Category Archives: Majors/Minors

Making A Major Decision


The Career Center and the Division of General Studies will once again be offering the Making A Major Decision workshop on Wednesday, April 6th from 4pm – 5pm in the Career Center at 715 S. Wright Street. This interactive workshop is designed for students who are interested in learning more about major and career exploration.





Jenni Kotowski

Assistant Director for Admissions – Division of General Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Spanish Major and Minor Info Session

Hi Everyone,


Please pass the following information to students:


Spanish Major/Minor Information Session

Wednesday March 9th, from 3-4 pm

Foreign Language Building Room 1080- Lucy Ellis Lounge

Major  Minor Flyer 5

Thank you all for your help.

Kind Regards,



Tasha Robles

Spanish Academic Advisor

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

College of AHS ICT Informational Meeting Cancelled for Wednesday, February 24

Due to the wintry weather conditions, the College of AHS ICT Informational meeting, scheduled for this afternoon, Wednesday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m. at Huff Hall, has been cancelled. We will be sure to share information about when this will be re-scheduled once more details are known. For now, we appreciate you sharing this with your students.


Stay warm and please be careful out there.


Many thanks,


Kathi Ritten

Academic Advisor

College of Applied Health Sciences

Department of Speech and Hearing Science

Chemistry and CHBE Major ICT Information Meetings

Dear Academic Advisors,

Are you working with a student who is interested in declaring Chemistry Science + Letters, Specialized Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering as a major?  Please refer them to one of our Informational Meetings. Students must register for a spot by signing up here .  These Major informational meetings will last about an hour, and review the necessary course and GPA requirements for getting into one of our majors as well as go over many of our academic and career services offered through the School of Chemical Sciences.  Dates for our meetings are as follows:

  • March 1st, 3:00 – 4:00pm, 203 Noyes Lab
  • March 8th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Noyes Library Conference Room
  • March 15th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, 204 Noyes Lab
  • March 18th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Noyes Library Group Study Room
  • March 29th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, 203 Noyes Lab
  • March 30th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Noyes Library Conference Room

Please be sure to refer students to our website also for further ICT information at .


Many Thanks,

Arif Fazel



Arif Fazel, M.S.

Academic Advisor (Last Names H – N)

School of Chemical Sciences

110C Noyes Lab

Office# 217-244-0263

Mobile# 850-321-9733

School of Chemical Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Spanish Major and Minor Informational Meeting

Please pass on this information to interested students.  There will be two more Major & Minor informationals to be held on March 9th from 3-4 and April 19th from 4-5.  I will send flyers for those as time gets closer.

Major Minor Information Meeting Flyer

Another date of interest:  Barcelona informational from 4-5 pm on March 30th.  All of these events will take place in the Lucy Ellis Lounge.


Tasha Robles

Spanish Academic Advisor

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

4004 Foreign Language Building



LAS ICT Info Sessions

Upcoming LAS ICT Info Sessions are:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 2-2:50 pm, 1060 Lincoln Hall

Friday, February 26, 2016; 9-9:50 am, 1000 Lincoln Hall

Monday February 29, 10 – 10:50 am, 1002 Lincoln Hall

Thursday March 10, 3-3:50 pm, 1000 Lincoln Hall

Monday March 14, 9:30 – 10: 20 am, 1027 Lincoln Hall

Tuesday March 15, 5-5:50 pm, 1092 Lincoln Hall

Monday March 28, 11-11:50 am, 1000 Lincoln Hall


Students are required to attend an Info Session before submitting an ICT application.

Shortly (barring additional technical difficulties), you can also find this information here:


The next LAS ICT/curriculum change period will be Monday February 29 – Friday April 1; changes effective for the Fall 2016 term.


MCB Information Meetings

Transfering to MCB from Another LAS Major on the Urbana Campus

Current Illinois undergraduates, in an LAS major, who wish to change their major to MCB (or declare as a second major) must first obtain written approval from a MCB advisor before processing the request in the LAS Student Academic Affairs office.

To obtain written approval interested students should attend one of our MCB  informational meetings offered during a curriculum change period.

Students who are unable to attend an informational meeting will be required to make an appointment with an advisor in order to obtain the required paperwork for transfer.


Intercollegiate Transfers, ICT

Current Illinois undergraduates who wish to ICT into the College of LAS and declare MCB as a major, must first attend an LAS information session, apply online and meet with an MCB advisor for approval. To meet with an MCB advisor, prospective ICT students can attend one of our MCB informational meetings or make an individual appointment with an advisor.

For general information on suggested courses to take prior to transferring please refer to our MCB Prospective Student Guide.

Tina M. Knox

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Advising


Phone: 217-244-8282, Fax: 217-244-8202

Online Appointments can be made at

Info Sessions for the Sustainability Minor


An exciting new minor is now available to students of all disciplines with interest in the environment, sustainability, agriculture, energy, and green business — and we’d like your help in directing talented students toward this program.

The Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program (SEE FP) is a new campuswide undergraduate minor that prepares students for careers in the corporate sector, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and environmental advocacy groups. Open to students of all majors, this multidisciplinary program teaches a systems-level approach to the ecological, societal, and economic dimensions of sustainability. Please see

Environmental stewardship is one of the greatest challenges facing our nation and world today, and students interested in working on these challenges will need to understand the trade-offs, feedbacks, and barriers of sustainable decision making.

Students are encouraged to apply for the program in the spring semester of their freshman year and start the coursework for the SEE FP in the fall of their sophomore year, though more advanced students will be considered. The Minor requires 16-18 credits to be obtained by selecting from a specified list of courses in consultation with an adviser from iSEE.

As you counsel your students in the coming semesters, I would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about this new opportunity. Applications for enrollment in fall 2016 are due Tuesday, March 1. We are hosting two information sessions ahead of that deadline on Feb. 17 & 23 from 5-6 p.m. in room 240 of the National Soybean Research Center. Students should register ( to attend by Feb 14, so we know how much pizza to provide at the sessions.

A fact sheet and a postcard about the SEE FP are attached to this email, which you may distribute to students via email or in-person at advising meetings.

Thank you for your consideration.



Madhu Khanna

Associate Director for Education & Outreach

Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

ACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE)

Associate Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1301, W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801


phone: 217-333-5176; fax: 217-333-5538

Media ICT

Please alert interested students to the College of Media’s  approaching ICT deadline of  Thursday, February 18th.

The Media advisors are hosting their  final ICT information session of the season at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 8th in 223 Greg Hall.

Please encourage interested students to attend as it could mean the difference between a mediocre application and  a dazzlingly brilliant one.

Links to more ICT information and the College’s ICT application can be found here:


Cheers now,




Dr. Julian Parrott

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services

College of Media

University of Illinois

(217) 244-4329 – fax (217) 244-9392

Virtual Information Sessions for GSLIS’ MS in Information Management

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science is hosting two information sessions for prospective students interested in their new Masters’s in Information Management (applications being accepted for Fall 2016).  The MS/IM program director and school staff  will provide information about the MS in Information Management program and answer questions. Staff will be available for the whole hour. RSVP to receive a link to one of the sessions.


Tuesday, February 9th



Thursday, March 10th


Unable to attend one of the info sessions? Email your questions to